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reunions '60 



THESE groups will have reunions on the Saturday of Commencement 
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Don't stay at home just because your class is not planning a reunion . . . 
everyone is invited. Reservation blanks will be mailed in early May. 



And speaking of reunions . . 




WE wonder if you, after reading pages 4 and 5 of this issue's supple- 
ment, will wonder about our "Reunion Code." Should we re-think our 
reunion weekend offerings and attempt, beginning in 1961, to combine 
"intellectual re-charging" with re-uniting? 



alumni/ae giving '59 



THE American Alumni Council has reported that alumni/ae gifts to 
their alma maters climbed to almost $200 million in 1958-59. The total 
of $199,882,799, up 40% from last year, is based on reports from 1,143 
colleges, universities, and independent secondary schools in the Coun- 
cil's 22nd annual sur\'ey of alumni support. 

Gifts from alumni continue to be the greatest single source of vol- 
untary support for education. Total gifts from all sources reached $863,- 
157,250, of which alumni gave 23.2%. 

About one alumnus in five responds to alma mater's need for funds, 
J. the survey shows. Alumni giving through regular annual funds a\'eraged 
L $32.86 per donor, a slight increase over the previous year. 



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THE alumnae of the Woman's College must reckon with our own 1959 
Fund figures which do not stand up very proudly alongside national 
averages: about one of our almunae in ten responds to the Alumnae 
Fund; our average contribution amounts to $5.30. 



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And speaking of funds and money . . . 

DO YOU think that we can do what the last sentence of the supple- 
ment-article on MONEY suggests as probable? Perhaps your husband 
will be more interested in helping you decide after he reads the memo: 
from Wives to Husbands. 



the Woman's College 

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the University of North Carolina 



the alumnae news 



april, I960 
vol. XL VIII 
no. 3 



THE ALUMNAE NfEWS is published 
four times a year (October, January, 
April, Jul\) by the Alumnae Associa- 
tion of the \\'onian's College of the 
University of North Carolina in 
Greensboro. Admitted as second-class 
matter at the post office in Greens- 
boro, North Carolina, June 29, 1912. 
Single copies: 50 cents. 

Staff 

Barbara Parrish 

Editor 

E\on Welch Dean 

.Assistant 

Mildred deBorde Jackson 

Circulation 



contents 



CANDIDATES '60 



THE material about the candidates, beginning on the next page, is for your 
information as you vote for 1961-1962 officers of the Alumnae Association. A 
ballot will be mailed to each active member of the Association in late April. 



MOONSHOOTER '60: The Alumnus/a 

WHAT does being an alumna of the ^^'oman's College mean? Few of us as 
students, except ma>be during the last month of our senior year, gave more 
than a fleeting thought to "this condition" which was inevitable, much more 
so than the awarding of our degrees. Since our student days, too many of us 
have gone about our lives and ways as alumnae, giving little thought as to what 
"being one" really means . . . and with little notion as to the importance of 
"the condition." 

This article is about YOU. As an alumna of the \\'oman's College, you are 
one of the most important persons in higher education today. This issue's 
supplement, beginning on page 5 tells why. Tlie picture which the supplement 
paints is a general one, but every Woman's College alumna should be able 
to find herself among the 16 pages which follow. 



NEWS NOTES 



in memonam 



sympathy 



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candidates '60. 



officers '61 - '62 



in even calendar years the First Vice-President and four Board members shall be elected." 



By-Laivs to the Charter 



The vice-presidents in their order shall fulfill the duties of 
the President in her absence. The First Vice-President 
shall be Chairman of the Alumnae Council. The Alumnae 
Council, which shall be attended by representative 
Alumnae, shall meet at the College annually. The pur- 
pose of this Council shall be (a) to inform Alumnae of 
the new developments at the College, (b) to hear sugges- 
tions and ideas which Alumnae bring for the College and 
the Association, and (c) to encourage the help of the 
Alumnae in furthering the interests of the College and 
the Association. 



The control and management of the Association between 
annual meetings shall be vested in the Board of Trustees. 
They shall fill all vacancies occurring among the officers 
or among the Trustees for the remainder of the term of 
the office or trusteeship vacated. The Board may create 
such additional committees as are necessary to carry out 
the work of the Association. The Board shall elect or 
re-elect annually an Alumnae Secretary who shall be re- 
sponsible to it. 



for First Vice-President: two candidates . . . you will vote for ONE 




Patricia Anne Markas (Pat) '53 

Residence: 3327 Hope N'alley Road, Durham, N. C. 

Present Occupation: Executi\e Director, Bright Leaf 
Council, Girl Scouts of the USA 

Occupational Information: Psychologist, State Hospital 
at Butner (1953-55); Executive Director, Rowan-Ca- 
barrus Council, Girl Scouts (1955-56). 

Community Activities: Durham Planning Council, Duke 
\\'omen's Golf Association. 

Alumnae Activities: Alumnae Board (1957-59). 

Outstanding Student Activities: President of Elliott Hall, 
Junior Show chairman, marshal. Social Science 
Forum committee, legislature. Consolidated University 
Council, Outstanding Senior. 




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Undine Nye '42 (Mrs. Harry E. LeGrand) 

Residence: 1422 Chester Road, Raleigh, N, C. 

Husband: Geologist 

Children: Harrj', Jr. (10), Edmund (7) 

Present Occupation: Housewife 

Advanced Study: Woman's College, UNC 

Occupational Information: Teacher in Mebane (1942- 
43) and in Greensboro (1943-44); secretary, Hqs. 
Army Service Forces, Washington, D, C. (1944-46); 
secretar)' to District Manager, Norwich Pharmacal 
Co., Atlanta, Georgia (1946-49). 

Community Activities: P-TA (secretary of organization) 
Sunday School (corresponding secretar>' of class), 
YWCA (co-chairman of Adult Activities Commit- 
tee, conducts a Ceramics Workshop), book club, 
canvasser for community drives (United Fund, March 
of Dimes, Cancer, etc.) 

Alumnae Activities: Wake County Chapter (past chair- 
man) 

Outstanding Student Activities: Gamma Alpha, Y^^'CA, 
Botany and Education Clubs, Athletic /Association 



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for Board of Trustees: eight candidates . . . you will vote for FOUR 





Alma Billiard '48 (Mrs. Thomas W. Thompson) 

Resideiice: 2832 Monticello Drive, Winston-Snlcm, 
N. C. 

Husband: Assistant Treasurer, Securitv Life' and Trust 

Children: Mark (8), Molly (5) 

Present Occupation: Homemaker 

Occupational Infomiation: Case worker, Forsyth Count> 
Welfare Department (1949-51); free-lance model 
and fashion coordinator since 1951. 

Community Activities: Arts and Crafts Association of 
Arts Council (secretary of Council, member of Board 
of Trustees), P-TA, garden club, Dorcas Circle for 
benefit of the Salem Home. 

Outstanding Student Activities: President of Student 
Government Summer Session, Senior House Presi- 
dent, legislature, Physics and Sociology Clubs, May 
Court. 



Margaret Wright Crow (Peggy) '55 



Betty Moore BuUard '52 

Residence: George Vanderbilt Hotel, Asheville, N. C. 

Present Occupation: Coordinator of Distributive Educa- 
tion in .\shcvillc 

Advanced Study: Uni\ersity of North Carolina. 

Occupational Information: Personnel assistant. Belks 
Brothers Department Store, Chariotte (1952-55); 
coordinator. Distributive Education, Lexington 
(1955-58). 

Community Activities: /VAUW, Business and Profes- 
sional Women's Club (Public Affairs Chairman); 
National Education .\ssociation (life member); 
North Carolina Education Association; Classroom 
Teachers' Association (State Public Relations chair- 
man, local Teacher Educational and Professional 
Standards chairman); North Carolina X'ocatidnal As- 
sociation (State vice-president, president of Dis- 
tributive Education Division); Friends of the Wom- 
an's College Library; Alpha Delta Kappa, North 
Carolina Symphony NIembership Committee; Ashe- 
ville City Schools Guidance Committee. 

Alumnae Activities: Alumnae Board of Trustees (1955- 
57), Undergraduate Relations Committee (chairman). 
Buncombe County Chapter (chairman). 

Outstanding Student Activities: X'ice-president of 
Student Government, chairman of legislature. Golden 
Chain, Outstanding Senior, Consolidated University 
Council. Everlasting vice-president of class. Chancel- 
lor's Advisory Committee, Curriculum Committee, 
Freshman Class Cheerleader, Junior Adviser, Daisy 
Chain, Chapel Committee, chairman of Ring Com- 
mittee. 




Residence: 1903 Alexander Road, Raleigh, N. C. 
Present Occupation: English teacher, Daniels Junior 

High School, Raleigh 
Advanced Study: George Peabody (M.A.), University 

of Oslo, Norway. 
Occupational Information: Teacher in Birmingham, 

Alabama (1956-58) and in Raleigh (1958 to date). 
Outstanding Student Activities: Judicial Board member 

and chairman, Golden Chain, Honor Board, Interfaith 

Council. 





Lois Elizabeth Lee (Betsy) '53 (Mrs. Lon V. Boyd) 

Residence: 813 Fairmont Avenue, Kingsport. Tennessee 

Husband: Attorney 

Present Occupation: Housewife 

Occupational Information: Receptionist, Research Lab. 
Tennessee Eastman, Kingsport (1953-56); secretary 
University of Tennessee, Dept. of Education, Knox- 
ville (1957); secretarv, Purchasing Dept., Tennessee 
Eastman (1958-59). 

Community Activities: AAUW; Ad\isory Board, Teens, 
Inc.; Advisor of college class of church. 

Outstanding Student Activities: Legislature. Handbook 
chairman, Daisy Chain chairman. Dolphin-Seal 
president, NSA secretary. Golden Chain, YWCA 
vice-president. Elections chairman. Junior Advisor, 
Gamma Alpha. 



Ella B. McDearman '26 

Residence: B-4 Raleigh Apartments, Raleigh, N. C. 

Present Occupation: Science Department Head, Brough- 
ton High School. Raleigh. 

Advanced Study: Universitv of North Carolina (M.A.), 
N. C. State College. 

Occupational Information; Teacher in Goldsboro and 
Kinston (1926-28); instructor in Chemistry, Wom- 
an's College (1928-35); teacher in Thomasville 
(1936-37) and in Raleigh (1937-41); N. C. State 
Supervisor of Training for Woman's Division, 
W.P.A., Raleigh (1941-43); assistant chemist and 
training supervisor in Chemistry Laboratory of mu- 
nition plant operated for the Navy by U. S. Rub- 
ber Company, Chadotte (1943-45); teacher in Ra- 
leigh (1945 to date). One of the teachers for a 
special chemistry course for high school students 
financed by the National Science Foundation at 
N. C. State College (summers '59 and '60). 

Community Activities: AAUW (past corresponding sec- 
retary and committees chairman); North Carolina 
Education Association, National Education .\ssocia- 
tion. Classroom Teachers' Association, .\merican 
Chemical Society, North Carolina Academy of 
Science, Delta Kappa Gamma (treasurer, past vice- 
president and corresponding secretary). 

Outstanding Student Activities: Chemistr\ Club, student 
assistant in Chemistry Department. 



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Emma Rice 33 (Mrs. Hugh L. Meiritt) 

Residence: Country Club Road, Mount Airy, N. C. 

Husband: President, Renfro Hosiery Mill 

Children: Jane (19). Judv (17), Nancv (14), and Lee 
(10) 

Present Occupation: Homemaker. 

Advanced Study: Studied piano privately in New York. 

Occupational Information: Teacher in Kings Mountain 
(1933-36), acconipanist in New York City (1937-38). 

Community Activities: Woman's Society of the Method- 
ist Church, P-TA (Curriculum Study), garden club. 
Girl Scouts, Opera Club, N. C. Symphony Drive, 
United Fund, Aubrey L. Brooks Scholarship Com- 
mittee (County Committee). 

Oustanding Student Activities: Treasurer of Cornelian 
Society, Inter-society Representative, accompanist for 
College orchestra, president of N. C. Chorus, House 
President. 



Elizabeth Anne Shields '57 (Mrs. Edwin P. Brown, Jr.) 

Residence: 804 East High Street, Murfreesboro, N. C. 

Husband: Sales Manager. Ampac Hardboard Companv 

Children: Edwin, III (2V2), Anne Heath (15 mos.) 

Present Occupation: Housewife. 

Occupational Information: Part-time Design Coordinator, 
Ampac Hardboard Company. 

Community Activities: Woman's Auxiliary of Roanoke- 
Chowan Hospital, Woman's Auxiliary — Society of 
Friends. 





Katherine McKean Wolff 76 (Mrs. William P. Brandon) 

Residence: 867 Fifth Street, N.E., Hickory, N. C. 

Husband: College Professor, Lenoir Rhyne College 

Children: Barbara (assistant professor of History at 
Woman's College) and \\'illiani, Jr. (freshman at 
the Johns Hopkins University). 

Present Occupation: College Professor, Lenoir Rhyne 
College. 

Advanced Study: Universit>' of North Carolina (M.A.) 
Radcliffe College. 

Occupational Information: Research assistant, D.A.B.. 
Washington, D. C. (summer 1928); instructor in 
Government, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S. C. 
(1928-29); assistant professor. History and Govern- 
ment, Lenoir Rhyne College (1948 to date). 

Community Activities: Church work (^^'omen's 
Auxiliary of Episcopal church); canvasser for com- 
munity drives (USO, Red Cross, Cancer. P-TA). 
Outstanding Student Activities: House President, presi- 
dent of International Relations Club, organizer of 
Young \'oters Club, Dikean Society officer, college 
letter in athletics. 



MOONSHOOTER '6(1 



THIS supplement is the second on broad 
educational topics which THE ALUM- 
NAE NEWS has included in successi\e 
April issues. Last year the subject was 
"The College Teacher." 

Both have been produced by a na- 
tional board of alumni editors who have 
banded together to prepare jointly ma- 
terial which none could assemble indi- 
vidually. In the beginning, these editors 
published Moonshooter* in their spare 
time. But by mid-1959, it had become 
evident that more than a sparetime effort 
would be necessar\- if Moonshooter was 
to continue with greatest effectiveness. 

Last summer, the editors organized a 
non-project organization through which to 
carry on the Moonshooter project. Its 
title: Editorial Projects for Education. 
Essentially, E.P.E. is still a volunteer- 
run organization, with its staff consisting 
of the alumni editors and other interested 
persons at 21 institutions. In addition. 
E.P.E. now has a full-time executive 
editor; Corbin Gwaltney, for ten years 
editor of THE JOHNS HOPKINS MAG- 
AZINE. 

In preparing this supplement, the 21 
editors worked in behalf of some 350 
institutions which ha\e purchased this in- 
sert for publication in alumni/ae maga- 
zines or for other uses. The total national 
circulation of the supplement will amount 
to 2,900,000 copies. 



■'The nickname "Moonshooter" stems 
from a remark dropped by one of the 
charter members of the project. "We 
seem to be shooting for the moon," 
said he, not exactly coining a new phrase. 
The idea somehow stuck. Since then, 
moon-shooting has become a popular 
astronautical sport, for which this 
Moonshooter can claim no credit. 



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As student, as 

alumna or alumnus: at 

both stages, one 

of the most important persons 

in higher education. 



a special report 



a Salute . . . 

and a 

declaration of 
dependence 



THIS IS A SALUTE, an acknowledgment of a partner- 
ship, and a declaration of dependence. It is directed 
to you as an alumnus or alumna. As such, you are 
one of the most important persons in American education 
today. 

You are important to American education, and to your 
alma mater, for a variety of reasons, not all of which may 
be instantly apparent to you. 

You are important, first, because you are the principal 
product of your alma mater — the principal claim she can 
make to fame. To a degree that few suspect, it is by its 
alumni that an educational institution is judged. And few 
yardsticks could more accurately measure an institution's 
true worth. 

You are important to American education, further, 
because of the support you give to it. Financial support 
comes immediately to mind: the money that alumni are 
giving to the schools, colleges, and universities they once 



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attended has reached an impressive sum, larger than that 
received from any other source of gifts. It is indispensable. 
But the support you give in other forms is impressive 
and indispensable, also. Alumni push and guide the legis- 
lative programs that strengthen the nation's publicly 
supported educational institutions. They frequently act 
as academic talent scouts for their alma maters, meeting 
and talking with the college-bound high school students 
in their communities. They are among the staunchest de- 
fenders of high principles in education — e.g., academic 
freedom — even when such defense may not be the "popu- 
lar" posture. The list is long; yet every year alumni are 
finding ways to extend it. 

To THE HUNDREDS of Colleges and universities and 
secondary schools from which they came, alumni 
are important in another way — one that has nothing 
to do with what alumni can do for the institutions them- 



selves. Unlike most other forms of human enterprise, 
educational institutions are not in business for what they 
themselves can get out of it. They exist so that free people, 
through education, can keep civilization on the forward 
move. Those who ultimately do this are their alumni. 
Thus only through its alumni can a school or a college 
or a university truly fulfill itself. 

Chancellor Samuel B. Gould, of the University of Cali- 
fornia, put it this way: 

"The serious truth of the matter is that you are the 
distilled essence of the university, for you are its product 
and the basis for its reputation. If anything lasting is to 
be achieved by us as a community of scholars, it must in 
most instances be reflected in you. If we are to win intellec- 
tual victories or make cultural advances, it must be 
through your good offices and your belief in our mission." 

The italics are ours. The mission is yours and ours 
together. 





Alma Mater . . . 

At an alunmi-alumnae meeting in Washington, 

members sing the old school song. 

The purpose of this meeting was to introduce 

the institution to high school 

boys and girls who, with their parents, 

were present as the club's guests. 



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Alumnus + alumnus= 

Many people cling to the odd notion that in this case 



THE POPULAR VIEW of you, an alumnus or alumna, 
is a puzzling thing. That the view is highly illogical 
seems only to add to its popularity. That its ele- 
ments are highly contradictory seems to bother no one. 

Here is the paradox: 

Individually you, being an alumnus or alumna, are 
among the most respected and sought-after of beings. 
People expect of you (and usually get) leadership or in- 
telligent followership. They appoint you to positions of 
trust in business and government and stake the nation's 
very survival on your school- and college-developed 
abilities. 

If you enter pohtics, your educational pedigree is freely 
discussed and frequently boasted about, even in precincts 
where candidates once took pains to conceal any educa- 
tion beyond the sixth grade. In clubs, parent-teacher 
associations, churches, labor unions, you are considered 
to be the brains, the backbone, the eyes, the ears, and the 
neckbone — the latter to be stuck out, for alumni are ex- 
pected to be intellectually adventurous as well as to ex- 
ercise other attributes. 

But put you in an alumni club, or back on campus for a 
reunion or homecoming, and the popular respect — yea, 
awe — turns to chuckles and ho-ho-ho. The esteemed in- 
dividual, when bunched with other esteemed individuals, 
becomes in the popular image the subject of quips, a can- 
didate for the funny papers. He is now imagined to be a 
person whose interests stray no farther than the degree of 
baldness achieved by his classmates, or the success in 
marriage and child-bearing achieved by her classmates, or 
the record run up last season by the alma mater's football 
or field-hockey team. He is addicted to funny hats deco- 
rated with his class numerals, she to daisy chainmaking 
and to recapturing the elusive delights of the junior-class 
hoop-roll. 

If he should encounter his old professor of physics, he is 
supposedly careful to confine the conversation to remi- 
niscences about the time Joe or Jane Wilkins, with spec- 
tacular results, tried to disprove the validity of Newton's 
third law. To ask the old gentleman about the implica- 
tions of the latest research concerning anti-matter would 
be, it is supposed, a most serious breach of the Alumni 
Reunion Code. 

Such a view of organized alumni activity might be dis- 
missed as unworthy of note, but for one disturbing fact: 
among its most earnest adherents are a surprising number 
of alunmi and alumnae themselves. 



Permit us to lay the distorted image to rest, with the aid 
of the rites conducted by cartoonist Mark Kelley on the 
following pages. To do so will not necessitate burying the 
class banner or interring the reunion hat, nor is there a 
need to disband the homecoming day parade. 

The simple truth is that the serious activities of organ- 
ized alumni far outweigh the frivohties — in about the 
same proportion as the average citizen's, or unorganized 
alumnus's, party-going activities are outweighed by his 
less festive pursuits. 

Look, for example, at the activities of the organized 
alumni of a large and famous state university in the Mid- 
west. The former students of this university are often 
pictured as football-mad. And there is no denying that, to 
many of them, there is no more pleasant way of spending 
an autumn Saturday than witnessing a victory by the 
home team. 

But by far the great bulk of alumni energy on behalf of 
the old school is invested elsewhere: 

► Every year the alumni association sponsors a recog- 
nition dinner to honor outstanding students — those with 
a scholastic average of 3.5 (B+) or better. This has proved 
to be a most effective way of showing students that aca- 
demic prowess is valued above all else by the institution 
and its alumni. 

► Every year the alumni give five "distinguished teach- 
ing awards" — grants of $1,000 each to professors selected 
by their peers for outstanding performance in the class- 
room. 

► An advisory board of alumni prominent in various 
fields meets regularly to consider the problems of the 
imiversity: the quality of the course offerings, the caliber 
of the students, and a variety of other matters. They re- 
port directly to the university president, in confidence. 
Their work has been salutary. When the university's 
school of architecture lost its accreditation, for example, 
the efforts of the alumni advisers were invaluable in get- 
ting to the root of the trouble and recommending meas- 
ures by which accreditation could be regained. 

► The efforts of alumni have resulted in the passage of 
urgently needed, but politically endangered, appropria- 
tions by the state legislature. 

► Some 3,000 of the university's alumni act each year as 
volimteer alumni-fund solicitors, making contacts with 
30,000 of the university's former students. 

Nor is this a particularly unusual list of alumni accom- 
pUshments. The work and thought expended by the alum- 



alumni-or does it? 

the group somehow differs from the sum of its parts 




ELLIOTT EBWITT. MAGNUM 



Behind the fun 



of organized alumni activity — in clubs, at reunions — lies new seriousness 
nowadays, and a substantial record of service to American education. 



ni of hundreds of schools, colleges, and universities in 
behalf of their alma maters would make a glowing record, 
if ever it could be compiled. The alumni of one institution 
took it upon themselves to survey the federal income-tax 
laws, as they affected parents' ability to finance their 
children's education, and then, in a nationwide campaign, 
pressed for needed reforms. In a score of cities, the 
alumnae of a women's college annually sell tens of thou- 
sands of tulip bulbs for their alma mater's benefit; in 
eight years they have raised $80,000, not to mention 
hundreds of thousands of tulips. Other institutions' alum- 
nae stage house and garden tours, organize used-book 
sales, sell flocked Christmas trees, sponsor theatrical 
benefits. Name a worthwhile activity and someone is 
probably doing it, for faculty salaries or building ftmds or 
student scholarships. 

Drop in on a reunion or a local alumni-club meeting, 
and you may well find that the superficial programs of 



yore have been replaced by seminars, lectures, laboratory 
demonstrations, and even week-long short-courses. Visit 
the local high school during the season when the senior 
students are applying for admission to college — and try- 
ing to find their way through dozens of college catalogues, 
each describing a campus paradise — and you will find 
alumni on hand to help the student counselors. Nor are 
they high-pressure salesmen for their own alma mater and 
disparagers of everybody else's. Often they can, and do, 
perform their highest service to prospective students by 
advising them to apply somewhere else. 

THE ACHIEVEMENTS, in short, bche the popular image. 
And if no one else realizes this, or cares, one group 
should: the alumni and alumnae themselves. Too 
many of them may be shying away from a good thing be- 
cause they think that being an "active" alumnus means 
wearing a funny hat. 



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TO BE A "POOR LITTLE SHEEP" AGAIN 



Money! 



Last year, educational institutions 
from any other source of gifts. Alumni support is 



WITHOUT THE DOLLARS that their alumni contrib- 
ute each year, America's privately supported 
educational institutions would be in serious 
difficulty today. And the same would be true of the na- 
tion's publicly supported institutions, without the sup- 
port of alumni in legislatures and elections at which 
appropriations or bond issues are at stake. 

For the private institutions, the financial support re- 
ceived from individual alumni often means the difference 
between an adequate or superior faculty and one that is 
underpaid and understaffed; between a thriving scholar- 
ship program and virtually none at all; between well- 
equipped laboratories and obsolete, crowded ones. For 
tax-supported institutions, which in growing numbers are 
turning to their alumni for direct financial support, such 
aid makes it possible to give scholarships, grant loans to 
needy students, build such buildings as student unions, 
and carry on research for which legislative appropriations 
do not provide. 

To gain an idea of the scope of the support which 
alumni give — and of how much that is worthwhile in 
American education depends upon it — consider this sta- 
tistic, unearthed in a current survey of 1,144 schools, 
junior colleges, colleges, and universities in the United 
States and Canada: in just twelve months, alumni gave 
their alma maters more than $199 million. They were the 
largest single source of gifts. 

Nor was this the kind of support that is given once, per- 
haps as the result of a high-pressure fund drive, and never 
heard of again. Alumni tend to give funds regularly. In 
the past year, they contributed $45.5 million, on an annual 
gift basis, to the 1,144 institutions surveyed. To realize 
that much annual income from investments in blue-chip 
stocks, the institutions would have needed over 1.2 billion 
more dollars in endowment funds than they actually 
possessed. 

A NNUAL ALUMNI GIVING is not a ncw phenomenon on 
l-\ the American educational scene (Yale alumni 
-*- -^ founded the first annual college fund in 1890, and 
Mount Hermon was the first independent secondary 
school to do so, in 1903). But not until fairly recently did 
annual giving become the main element in education's 
financial survival kit. The development was logical. Big 
endowments had been affected by inflation. Big private 
philanthropy, affected by the graduated income and in- 



heritance taxes, was no longer able to do the job alone. 
Yet, with the growth of science and technology and 
democratic concepts of education, educational budgets 
had to be increased to keep pace. 

Twenty years before Yale's first alumni drive, a pro- 
fessor in New Haven foresaw the possibilities and looked 
into the minds of alumni everywhere: 

"No graduate of the college," he said, "has ever paid 
in full what it cost the college to educate him. A part of the 
expense was borne by the funds given by former bene- 
factors of the institution. 

"A great many can never pay the debt. A very few can, 
in their turn, become munificent benefactors. There is a 
very large number, however, between these two, who can, 
and would cheerfully, give according to their abiUty in 
order that the college might hold the same relative posi- 
tion to future generations which it held to their own." 

The first Yale alumni drive, seventy years ago, brought 
in $11,015. In 1959 alone, Yale's alumni gave more than 
$2 million. Not only at Yale, but at the hundreds of other 
institutions which have established annual alumni funds 
in the intervening years, the feeling of indebtedness and 
the concern for future generations which the Yale pro- 
fessor foresaw have spurred alumni to greater and greater 
efforts in this enterprise. 

A ND MONEY FROM ALUMNI is a powerful magnet: it 
ZA draws more. Not only have more than eighty busi- 
-*- -^ ness corporations, led in 1954 by General Electric, 
established the happy custom of matching, dollar for dol- 
lar, the gifts that their employees (and sometimes their 
employees' wives) give to their akna maters; alumni 
giviog is also a measure applied by many business men 
and by philanthropic foundations in determining how 
productive their organizations' gifts to an educational in- 
stitution are likely to be. Thus alunmi giving, as Gordon 
K. Chalmers, the late president of Kenyon College, de- 
scribed it, is "the very rock on which all other giving must 
rest. Gifts from outside the family depend largely — some- 
times wholly — on the degree of alumni support." 

The "degree of alumni support" is gauged not by dol- 
lars alone. The percentage of alumni who are regular 
givers is also a key. And here the record is not as dazzling 
as the doUar figures imply. 

Nationwide, only one in five alumni of colleges, uni- 
versities, and prep schools gives to his annual alumni 



•eceived more of it from their alumni than 
low education's strongest financial rampart 




fund. The actual figure last year was 20.9 per cent. Allow- 
ing for the inevitable few who are disenchanted with their 
alma maters' cause,* and for those who spurn all fund 
solicitations, sometimes with heavy scorn, f and for those 
whom legitimate reasons prevent from giving financial 
aid,§ the participation figure is still low. 

WHY? Perhaps because the non-participants imag- 
ine their institutions to be adequately financed. 
(Virtually without exception, in both private and 
tax-supported institutions, this is — sadly — not so.) Per- 
haps because they believe their small gift — a dollar, or 
five, or ten — will be insignificant. (Again, most emphati- 
cally, not so. Multiply the 5,223,240 alumni who gave 
nothing to their ahna maters last year by as little as one 
dollar each, and the figure still comes to thousands of 
additional scholarships for deserving students or sub- 
stantial pay increases for thousands of teachers who may, 
at this moment, be debating whether they can afford to 
continue teaching next year.) 

By raising the percentage of participation in alumni 
fund drives, alumni can materially improve their alma 
maters' standing. That dramatic increases in participation 
can be brought about, and quickly, is demonstrated by 
the case of Woiford College, a small institution in South 
Carolina. Until several years ago, WoflTord received 
annual gifts from only 12 per cent of its 5,750 alumni. 
Then Roger Milliken, a textile manufacturer and a Wof- 
ford trustee, issued a challenge: for every percentage- 
point increase over 12 per cent, he'd give $1,000. After the 
alumni were finished, Mr. Milliken cheerfully turned over 
a check for $62,000. WofiFord's alumni had raised their 
participation in the annual fund to 74.4 per cent — a new 
national record. 

"It was a remarkable performance," observed the 
American Alumni Council. "Its impact on Wo fiord will 
be felt for many years to come." 

And what Wofford's alumni could do, your institution's 
alumni could probably do, too. 

* Wrote one alumnus: "I see that Stanford is making great prog- 
ress. However, I am opposed to progress in any form. Therefore I 
am not sending you any money." 

t A man in Memphis, Tennessee, regularly sent Baylor University 
a check signed "U. R. Stuck." 

§ In her fund reply envelope, a Kansas alumna once sent, without 
comment, her household bUls for the month. 



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Husbands 



► Women's colleges, as a group, have had a unique 
problem in fund-raising — and they wish they knew how 
to solve it. 

The loyalty of their alumnae in contributing money 
each year — an average of 41.2 per cent took part in 1959 
— is nearly double the national average for all universi- 
ties, colleges, junior colleges, and privately supported 
secondary schools. But the size of the typical gift is often 
smaller than one might expect. 

Why? The alumnae say that while husbands obviously 
place a high value on the products of the women's col- 
leges, many underestimate the importance of giving wom- 
en's colleges the same degree of support they accord their 
own alma maters. This, some guess, is a holdover from 
the days when higher education for women was regarded 
as a luxury, while higher education for men was consid- 
ered a sine qua non for business and professional careers. 

As a result, again considering the average, women's 
colleges must continue to cover much of their operating 
expense from tuition fees. Such fees are generally higher 
than those charged hymen's or coeducational institutions, 
and the women's colleges are worried about the social and 
intellectual imphcations of this fact. They have no desire 
to be the province solely of children of the well-to-do; 
higher education for women is no longer a luxury to be 
reserved to those who can pay heavy fees. 

Since contributions to education appear to be one area 
of family budgets still controlled largely by men, the 
alumnae hope that husbands will take serious note of the 
women's colleges' claim to a larger share of it. They may 
be starting to do so: from 1958 to 1959, the average gift 
to women's colleges rose 22.4 per cent. But it still trails 
the average gift to men's colleges, private universities, and 
professional schools. 




ERICH HARTMAPTN, MAGNtTM 



for the Public educational institutions, 

a special kind of service 



PUBLICLY SUPPORTED educational institutions owe a 
special kind of debt to their alumni. Many people 
imagine that the public institutions have no finan- 
cial worries, thanks to a steady flow of tax dollars. Yet 
they actually lead a perilous fiscal existence, dependent 
upon annual or biennial appropriations by legislatures. 
More than onc€, state and municipally supported institu- 
tions would have found themselves in serious straits if 
their alumni had not assumed a role of leadership. 
► A state university in New England recently was put in 
academic jeopardy because the legislature defeated a bill 
to provide increased salaries for faculty members. Then 



the university's "Associate Alumni" took matters into 
their hands. They brought the facts of political and aca- 
demic life to the attention of alumni throughout the state, 
prompting them to write to their representatives in sup- 
port of higher faculty pay. A compromise bill was passed, 
and salary increases were granted. Alumni action thus 
helped ease a crisis which threatened to do serious, per- 
haps irreparable, damage to the university. 
► In a neighboring state, the public university receives 
only 38.3 per cent of its operating budget from state and 
federal appropriations. Ninety-one per cent of the uni- 
versity's $17 miUion physical plant was provided by pri- 



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The Beneficiaries: 



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Students on a state-university campus. Alunmi support is proving 
invaluable in maintaining high-quality education at such institutions. 



vate funds. Two years ago, graduates of its college of 
medicine gave $226,752 for a new medical center — the 
largest amount given by the alumni of any American 
medical school that year. 

► Several years ago the alumni of six state-supported 
institutions in a midwestem state rallied support for a 
$150 million bond issue for higher education, mental 
health, and welfare — an issue that required an amend- 
ment to the state constitution. Of four amendments on 
the ballot, it was the only one to pass. 

► In another midwestern state, action by an "Alumni 
Council for Higher Education," representing eighteen 
publicly supported institutions, has helped produce a $13 
million increase in operating funds for 1959-61 — the most 
significant increase ever voted for the state's system of 
higher education. 



s 



OME ALUMNI ORGANIZATIONS are forbidden to engage 
in political activity of any kind. The intent is a good 
one: to keep the organizations out of party politics 



and lobbying. But the effect is often to prohibit the alumni 
from conducting any organized legislative activity in be- 
half of publicly supported education in their states. 

"This is unfair," said a state-university alumni spokes- 
man recently, "because this kind of activity is neither 
shady nor unnecessary. 

"But the restrictions — most of which I happen to think 
are nonsense — exist, nevertheless. Even so, individual 
alumni can make personal contacts with legislators in 
their home towns, if not at the State Capitol. Above all, 
in their contacts with fellow citizens — with people who 
influence public opinion — the alumni of state institutions 
must support their alma maters to an intense degree. They 
must make it their business to get straight information 
and spread it through their circles of influence. 

"Since the law forbids us to organize such support, 
every alumnus has to start this work, and continue it, on 
his own. This isn't something that most people do natu- 
rally — but the education of their own sons and daughters 
rests on their becoming aroused and doing it." 



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Principle 



A NY WORTHWHILE INSTITUTION of higher education, 

/A one college president has said, lives "in chronic 
-*- -*- tension with the society that supports it." Says 
The Campus and the State, a 1959 survey of academic free- 
dom in which that president's words appear: "New ideas 
always run the risk of offending entrenched interests 
within the community. If higher education is to be suc- 
cessful in its creative role it must be guaranteed some pro- 
tection against reprisal. . ." 

The peril most frequently is budgetary: the threat of 
appropriations cuts, if the unpopular ideas are not aban- 
doned; the real or imagined threat of a loss of pubUc — 
even alumni — sympathy. 

Probably the best protection against the danger of 
reprisals against free institutions of learning is their 
alumni: alumni who understand the meaning of freedom 
and give their strong and informed support to matters of 
educational principle. Sometimes such support is avail- 
able in abundance and offered with inteUigence. Some- 
times — almost always because of misconception or failure 
to be vigilant — it is not. 
For example: 

► An alumnus of one private college was a regular and 
heavy donor to the annual alumni fund. He was known to 
have provided handsomely for his alma mater in his will. 
But when he questioned his grandson, a student at the 
old school, he learned that an economics professor not 
only did not condemn, but actually discussed the necessity 
for, the national debt. Grandfather threatened to withdraw 
all support unless the professor ceased uttering such 
heresy or was fired. (The professor didn't and wasn't. The 
college is not yet certain where it stands in the gentleman's 
will.) 

► When no students from a certain county managed to 
meet the requirements for admission to a southwestern 
university's medical school, the county's angry delegate to 
the state legislature announced he was "out to get this 
guy" — the vice president in charge of the university's 
medical affairs, who had staunchly backed the medical 
school's admissions committee. The board of trustees of 
the university, virtually all of whom were alumni, joined 
other alumni and the local chapter of the American 



Association of University Professors to rally successfully 
to the v.p.'s support. 

► When the president of a publicly supported institu- 
tion recently said he would have to limit the number of 
students admitted to next fall's freshman class if high 
academic standards were not to be compromised, some 
constituent-fearing legislators were wrathful. When the 
issue was explained to them, alumni backed the presi- 
dent's position — decisively. 

► When a number of institutions (joined in December 
by President Eisenhower) opposed the "disclaimer affida- 
vit" required of students seeking loans under the National 
Defense Education Act, many citizens — including some 
alumni — assailed them for their stand against "swearing 
allegiance to the United States." The fact is, the dis- 
claimer affidavit is not an oath of allegiance to the United 
States (which the Education Act also requires, but which 
the colleges have not opposed). Fortunately, alunmi who 
took the trouble to find out what the affidavit really was 
apparently outnumbered, by a substantial majority, those 
who leaped before they looked. Coincidentally or not, 
most of the institutions opposing the disclaimer affidavit 
received more money from their alumni during the con- 
troversy than ever before in their history. 

IN THE FUTURE, as in the past, educational institutions 
worth their salt will be in the midst of controversy. 
Such is the nature of higher education: ideas are its 
merchandise, and ideas new and old are frequently con- 
troversial. An educational institution, indeed, may be 
doing its job badly if it is not involved in controversy, at 
times. If an alumnus never finds himself in disagreement 
with his alma mater, he has a right to question whether 
his alma mater is intellectually awake or dozing. 

To understand this is to understand the meaning of 
academic freedom and vitality. And, with such an under- 
standing, an alumnus is equipped to give his highest serv- 
ice to higher education; to give his support to the princi- 
ples which make-higher education free and effectual. 

If higher education is to prosper, it will need this kind 
of support from its alumni — tomorrow even more than in 
its gloriously stormy past. 



Ideas 



are the merchandise of education, and every worthwhile educational institution must provide and 
guard the conditions for breeding them. To do so, they need the help and vigilance of their alumni. 



Ahead: 



EOLAJiD READ 




The Art 



of keeping intellectually alive for a lifetime 
will be fostered more than ever by a 
growing alumni-alma mater relationship. 



WHITHER THE COURSE of the relationship between 
alumni and alma mater? At the turn into the 
Sixties, it is evident that a new and challenging 
relationship — of unprecedented value to both the institu- 
tion and its alumni — is developing. 

► If alumni wish, their intellectual voyage can be 
continued for a lifetime. 

There was a time when graduation was the end. You 
got your diploma, along with the right to place certain 
initials after your name; your hand was clasped for an 
instant by the president; and the institution's business 
was done. 

If you were to keep yourself intellectually awake, the 
No-Doz would have to be self-administered. If you were 
to renew your acquaintance with literature or science, the 
introductions would have to be self-performed. 

Automotion is still the principal driving force. The 
years in school and college are designed to provide the 
push and then the momentum to keep you going with 
your mind. "Madam, we guarantee results," wrote a col- 
lege president to an inquiring mother, " — or we return 
the boy." After graduation, the guarantee is yours to 
maintain, alone. 

Alone, but not quite. It makes little sense, many edu- 
cators say, for schools and colleges not to do whatever 
they can to protect their investment in their students — 
which is considerable, in terms of time, talents, and 
money — and not to try to make the relationship between 
alumni and their alma maters a two-way flow. 

As a consequence of such thinking, and of demands 
issuing from the former students themselves, alumni 
meetings of all types — local clubs, campus reunions — are 
taking on a new character. "There has to be a reason and 
a purpose for a meeting," notes an alumna. "Groups that 
meet for purely social reasons don't last long. Just be- 
cause Mary went to my college doesn't mean I enjoy 
being with her sociaUy — but I might well enjoy working 
with her in a serious intellectual project." Male alumni 
agree; there is a hmit to the congeniality that can be main- 
tained solely by the thin thread of reminiscences or small- 
talk. 

But there is no limit, among people with whom their 



a new (challenge, 

a new relationship 



education "stuck," to the revitalizing effects of learning. 
The chemistry professor who is in town for a chemists' 
conference and is invited to address the local chapter of 
the alumni association no longer feels he must talk about 
nothing more weighty than the beauty of the campus 
elms; his audience wants him to talk chemistry, and he is 
delighted to obUge. The engineers who return to school 
for their annual homecoming welcome the opportunity to 
bring themselves up to date on developments in and out 
of their specialty. Housewives back on the campus for 
reunions demand — and get — seminars and short-courses. 

But the wave of interest in enriching the intellectual 
content of alumni meetings may be only a beginning. 
With more leisure at their command, alumni will have 
the time (as they already have the inclination) to under- 
take more intensive, regular educational programs. 

If alumni demand them, new concepts in adult educa- 
tion may emerge. Urban colleges and universities may 
step up their offerings of programs designed especially for 
the alumni in their communities — not only their own 
alumni, but those of distant institutions. Unions and 
government and industry, already experimenting with 
graduate-education programs for their leaders, may find 
ways of giving sabbatical leaves on a widespread basis — 
and they may profit, in hard dollars-and-cents terms, from 
the results of such intellectual re-charging. 

Colleges and universities, already overburdened with 
teaching as well as other duties, will need help if such 
dreams are to come true. But help will be found if the 
demand is insistent enough. 

► Alumni partnerships with their alma mater, in 
meeting ever-stiffer educational challenges, will grow 
even closer than they have been. 

Boards of overseers, visiting committees, and other 
partnerships between alumni and their institutions are 
proving, at many schools, colleges, and universities, to be 
channels through which the educators can keep in touch 
with the community at large and vice versa. Alumni trus- 
tees, elected by their fellow alumni, are found on the gov- 
erning boards of more and more institutions. Alumni 
"without portfolio" are seeking ways to join with their 
alma maters in advancing the cause of education. The 



representative of a West Coast university has noted the 
trend: "In selling memberships in our alumni associa- 
tion, we have learned that, while it's wise to Ust the bene- 
fits of membership, what interests them most is how they 
can be of service to the university." 

► Alumni can have a decisive role in maintaining 
high standards of education, even as enrollments 
increase at most schools and colleges. 

There is a real crisis in American education: the crisis 
of quality. For a variety of reasons, many institutions find 
themselves unable to keep their faculties staffed with high- 
caliber men and women. Many lack the equipment 
needed for study and research. Many, even in this age of 
high student population, are unable to attract the quaUty 
of student they desire. Many have been forced to dissipate 
their teaching and research energies, in deference to pub- 
Uc demand for more and more extracurricular "services." 
Many, besieged by applicants for admission, have had to 
yield to pressure and enroll students who are unqualified. 

Each of these problems has a direct bearing upon the 
quality of education in America. Each is a problem to 
which alumni can constructively address themselves, indi- 
vidually and in organized groups. 

Some can best be handled through community leader- 
ship: helping present the institutions' case to the public. 
Some can be handled by direct participation in such ac- 
tivities as academic talent-scouting, in which many insti- 
tutions, both public and private, enlist the aid of their 
alumni in meeting with college-bound high school stu- 
dents in their cities and towns. Some can be handled by 
making more money available to the institutions — for 
faculty salaries, for scholarships, for buildings and equip- 
ment. Some can be handled through poUtical action. 

The needs vary widely from institution to institution — 
and what may help one may actually set back another. 
Because of this, it is important to maintain a close liaison 
with the campus when undertaking such work. (Alumni 
offices everywhere will welcome inquiries.) 

When the opportunity for aid does come — as it has in 
the past, and as it inevitably will in the years ahead — 
alumni response will be the key to America's educational 
future, and to all that depends upon it. 



alumni- 
ship 



J 



OHN MASEFiELD was addressing himself to the subject 
of universities. "They give to the young in their impres- 
sionable years the bond of a lofty purpose shared," he 
said; "of a great corporate life whose links will not be 
loosed until they die." 

The links that unite alumni with each other and with 
their alma mater are difficult to define. But every alum- 
nus and alumna knows they exist, as surely as do the 
campus's lofty spires and the ageless dedication of edu- 
cated men and women to the process of keeping them- 
selves and their children intellectually ahve. 

Once one has caught the spirit of learning, of truth, of 
probing into the undiscovered and unknown — the spirit 
of his alma mater — one does not really lose it, for as 
long as one lives. As life proceeds, the daily mechanics 
of living — of job-holding, of family-rearing, of mortgage- 
paying, of lawn-cutting, of meal-cooking — sometimes 
are tedious. But for them who have known the spirit of 
intellectual adventure and conquest, there is the bond of 
the lofty purpose shared, of the great corporate life 
whose hnks will not be loosed until they die. 

This would be the true meaning of alumni-ship, were 
there such a word. It is the reasoning behind the great 
service that alumni give to education. It is the reason 
alma maters can call upon their alumni for responsible 
support of all kmds, with confidence that the responsi- 
bility will be well met. 



THE 



A 



The material on this and the preceding 15 
pages was prepared in behalf of more than 350 
schools, colleges, and universities in the United 
States, Canada, and Mexico by the staff listed 
below, who have formed EorroRiAL projects 
FOR EDUCATION, INC., through which to per- 
form this function, e.p.e., inc., is a non-profit 
organization associated with the American 
Alumni Council. The circulation of this supple- 
ment is 2,900,000. 

DAVID A. BURR 

The University of Oklahoma 

GEORGE J. COOKE 

Princeton University 

DAN ENDSLEY 

Stanford University 

DAN H. FENN, JR. 

Harvard Business School 

RANDOLPH L. FORT 

Emory University 

J. ALFRED GUEST 

Amherst College 

L. FRANKLIN HEALD 

The University of New Hampshire 

CHARLES M. HELMKEN 

Saint John's University 

JEAN D. LFNEHAN 

American Alumni Council 

MARALYN ORBISON 

Swarthmore College 

ROBERT L. PAYTON 

Washington University 

FRANCES PROVENCE 

Baylor University 

ROBERT M. RHODES 

Lehigh University 

WILLIAM SCHRAMM, JR. 

The University of Pennsylvania 

VERNE A. STADTMAN 

The University of California 

FREDERIC A. STOTT 

Phillips Academy {Andover) 

FRANK J. TATE 

The Ohio State University 

ERIK WENSBERG 

Columbia University 

CHARLES E. WIDMAYER 

Dartmouth College 

REBA WILCOXON 

The University of Arkansas 

CHESLEY WORTHINGTON 

Brown University 



CORBFN GWALTNEY 

Executive Editor 

HAROLD R. HARDING 

Assistant Secretary- Treasurer 



All rights reserved; no part of this supplement 
may be reproduced without the express per- 
mission of the editors. Copyright © 1960 by 
Editorial Projects for Education, Inc., Room 
41], 1785 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washing- 
ton 6, D.C. EDITORIAL address: P.O. Box 5653, 
Baltimore 10, Md. Printed in U.S.A. 



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#1 

DOES the alumnae program at the N\'om- 
an's College challenge you to put your 
best talents at the College's service? 

#2 

ARE you doing all that \ou can to make 
sure that the \\'oman's College is getting 
the financial support it needs? 

WHEN the College has faced crises, 
have you written to assure your interest 
and support? 

#4 

ARE you careful to obtain all the facts 
before criticizing the College's policies 
. . . either officially or in conversation 
with your friends? 

#5 

ARE you satisfied with your intellectual 
dexelopment since graduation? If not, 
are we at the College aware of your in- 
terest? 

#6 

DO you follow the deliberations of the 
General Assembly which affect higher 
education and the ^^'oman's College? 
Have you e\'er taken the time to write 
to your representatives or the Governor 
expressing your \iews in support of sound 
financing for higher education and of 
academic excellence? 

#7 

DO you abstain from organized alumnae 
acti\'ity because you feel it too fri\-olous? 
Have you indicated your interest in more 
serious and purposeful activity? 



YOUR answers to these questions and 
to those asked on the inside front 
co\er are important to tlic \\''oman's 
College and to the Alumnae Associa- 
tion. ^^'c shall aijpreeiate and wel- 
come your thoughtful consideration 
of them and \our eomments. 



news notes 



'00 



Next reunion in 196)1 



Mittie (Lewis) Barrier and her 
daughter, Katherine '30, of Raleigh, plan to 
fly to England the first of May for a three 
week \acation. 

Emma Lewis (Speight) Morris flew to 
California in early April. She and her son 
and daughter-in-law went out to visit and 
dri\'e back across the country with her 
grandson, a naval officer who, until the com- 
pletion of his tour of duty, had been sta- 
tioned in San Diego. 



'08 



Next reunion in 1960 



Minnie Lee Peedin retired from 
her work last September and is now at 405 
S. Chester, Gastonia. 



'11 



Next 



reunion in 



1961 



Antionette (Black) Alexander 
lives in Raleigh, where she is acti\c in church 
work. Her husband, now deceased, was a 
Baptist minister. 

Nancy Lacy has retired from teaching 
school and li\es with her mother, who is 
over 100 years of age. They live at 110 Peace 
Street, Raleigh. 



'14 



Next 



reunion in 



1960 



Grace (Elliott) Sullivan, class of 
'14, was chairman of Heart Sunday for the 
Citv of Greensboro. 



'19 



Next 



reunion in 



1964 



Frances (Vaughn) Wilson writes 
that she has retired from her work in Phila- 
delphia, Pa., and is now living at 210 ^^^ 
Edenton Street, Raleigh. 



'20 



Next 



reunion in 



1964 



The January- issue of the CARO- 
LINA FARMER had an editorial about 
Carrie (Tabor) Stevens of Council. Editor 
J. C. Brown, Jr.. said: "A visit to Carver's 
Creek down in Bladen County in late No- 
vember con\'inced me that e\ery home should 
come equipped with a Carrie Stevens. She's 
a dainty httle woman with the kind of 
energ\' that makes an empt\' room seem full 
of people. -\nd I'll bet if the room were 
full of people, Mrs. Stevens would soon 
ha\'c them organized doing something use- 
ful or entertaining." During February Mr. 
and Mrs. Steyens combined a business and 
pleasure trip to St. Louis. 



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reunion m 



1963 



The Re\. William 11. Hogs- 
head, Jr., son of Ethel (Keams) Hogshead, 
was ordained to the priesthood at St. Mar- 
tin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church. Shandon, 
Calif., in January. The senior Hogsheads 
made a Christmas \isit to Shandon, where 



they saw their son's first churches and met 
their grandson. William, H., II, who was 
born in Scjitembcr. 

Ruth (Tcacliy) Berney's daughter, Deb- 
orah Boyles, was married to Roy B. Solo- 
mon of New York City, on February 14, 
m Asheville. The couple is living in Mon- 
treal, Canada, where the bridegroom is in 
real estate business. Both bride and groom 
are graduates of Duke Universitv'. 



^9J 



Next reunion in 1963 



T'ollowing several years as su- 
pervisor in the Haywood County Schools, 
Grace (Albright) Stamey has returned to 
her "first love" — teaching. 

Dorothy Clement's address is c/o Dean 
of Women's Office, University of Cali- 
fornia, Berkeley, Calif. 

Syretha Sossamon teaches at her home in 
Ilendersonville. 

Susie (West) Mendenliall's son, Dick, 
served with the U. S. Amiy in Korea and is 
working as program director for a radio sta- 
tion in Canton. The Mendenhalls li\e in 
Athens, Ga. 



'24 



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reunion in 



1963 



Martha (Hamilton) Morgan's 

husband. Dr. Elford C. Morgan, has re- 
signed from his position as Dean of the 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at 
Converse College to become Special Project 
Director with the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Secondary Schools. He and 
Martha, who taught History at Converse 
prior to her marriage, were honored before 
his resignation became effective by the 
Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, and 
students of Converse for his 27 years as a 
teacher and administrator at the college. The 
Board of Trustees presented him with a sih'er 
tray and a leatherbound parchment scroll 
which cited his service to "education in his 
community, state, and in the South . . ." 

Beatrice Holbrook lives at 18 Home Street, 
Apt. 3, Raleigh. 



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1962 



Frances (Harrison) Cminingliani, 

Winston-Salem, has a busy family. Her only 
daughter, Mar\- Frances, graduated in organ 
from Salem College last June and is now 
studving on a Fulbright Scholarshio in 
Frankfurt, Germany. The Cunningham's 
oldest son, Henry, Jr., is a Junior in Forestry 
at State College, following three years in 
the Army. Two \ounger sons, Charles and 
Sydnev are students at R. J. Revnolds Hish 
School. Mr. Cunningham works for Reynolds 
Tobacco Company. 

Ruth Henry teaches art at A\cock School, 
Greensboro. 



our error 

THE .Mumnae Office was misinformed 
about Lois (Morrison) Cashion '23x. She 
is \ery much ali\e; wc offer our apology 
for including her name in the "in me- 
moriani" section of the January issue of 
THE NEWS. 



april 1960 



21 



BECAUSE of the limited space in this 
issue of THE NEWS (due to our in- 
clusion of the special supplement) and 
because of the goodly number of News 
Note items which desen-e "daisy" designa- 
tion, all such items are being held for the 
July issue. The summer issue will truly 
-bloom" . . . with Phi Beta Kappa 
honorary members, honorary degree recipi- 
ents, outstanding appointees, honorees, 
etc. 

Inah (Kirkman) Carpenter is among the 
alumnae of Woman's College listed _in the 
most recent "Women's Who's Who." 

^ ^^ ^^ Next reunion in 1962 

^ 4 Thelma (Mills) Parker is 

psychology' teacher and guidance counselor 
at East Mecklenburg High School, Mat- 
thews. 



Louise Robinson was commissioned as a 
deaconess bv the Methodist Board of Mis- 
sions in January- at Buck Hill Falls, Pa. 

■Viva (Williams) DuBose and her family 
are living in a new house in Batesburg, 
S, C. 



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Florence (Rutherford) Graham 

teaches in Burlington. She also does some 
writing and sa>'S she has had several articles 
published. 

Gov. Luther H. Hodges has named Judge 
Susie Sharpe, class of '28, as State Easter 
Seal Chairman for the current year. 



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When the North Carolina Ed- 
ucation Association met in March, the Su- 
pervisors of Instruction named Almena 
(Graham) McLeod, class of '29, of Biscoe, 
as their new president. 

Carrie Young is nursing instructor, Ca- 
barrus Hospital School of Nursing, Concord. 



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Margaret (Leonard) McDaniel 

lives at 541 South Keene Road, Cleanvater, 
Fla. She is a librarian at Clearwater High 
School. The McDaniels have three chil- 
dren, John 16, Peggy 14, and Mary Beth 11. 



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Mary Anna (Lentz) Cline is 

librarian of the Concord Public Library. The 
Clines live at Gold Hill, where Mr. Cline 
is a poultry farmer. Their son, Donald, is a 
sophomore at N. C. State College, and 
daughter, Ann, is a junior in Mt. Pleasant 
High School. 



Colonel with the AFIRO North Pacific 
Region in Customs House in Portland, 
Oregon. They have two daughters, Nancye 
12 and Susan 11. 

Irene (Rich) Murphy is secretary of the 
Medical and Hospitilization Fund, in Greens- 
boro. 

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^—^ -^ Doris (Adams) Smithey is 
teaching in a private school in Princeton, 

N. J. 

Ethel (Reavis) West has moved from 
Chatham, N. J. to 2056 Chestnut Avenue, 
Buena Vista, Va. 



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Dr. John L. Clare of Danville, 
Va., an obstetrician who raises camellias as 
a hobbj', was presented by the Greensboro 
Council of Garden Clubs as a guest on 
Carroll Stoker's ('39) television show "Sec- 
ond Breakfast." Dr. Clare is the husband of 
Margaret (Spenser) Clare '34. 

Helen (Strickland) Nygard is dietitian at 
the Veterans Administration Center, Whip- 
ple, Arizona. Helen was formerly dietitian 
at the Woman's College. 

Elizabeth (Wills) Whittington has been 
named president of the Family Service- 
Traveler's Aid Association in Greensboro. 



Ruth (Abbott) Clarke, head of 
the Art Department at Meredith College, 
Raleigh, has recently had paintings on exhibit 
at Davidson College. Salem College, the 
Irene Memorial Exhibit, and the Winston- 
Salem Gallery of Fine Arts. 

Ann Thayer, outstanding senior at Greens- 
boro's Senior High, daughter of Jane (Whar- 
ton) Sockwell, served as Queen of the State 
4- A Basketball Tourney, held in Greensboro 
during March, 

Elizabeth Umberger is a statistician in 
Washington, D. C. 



Edna (Cole) Brown is a home- 
maker at 4 N. Holmes Street, Memphis 11. 
Tenn. 



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Dorothy (Boyles) Thomas lives 
at 5042 Catalina Drive, Decatur, Ga. 

In January, Margaret "Pat" Knight ar- 
rived in New York, ending a State Depart- 
ment tenure in Paris that had kept her 
there for seven years. She expects a two- 
vear assignment in \\'ashington. 



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Mr. All-American Teen-Ager 
of 1960 is Rusty Taylor, son of Betsy 
(Dupuy) Taylor of Greensboro. Rusty was 
chosen' for this honor at the National Youth- 
power Conference held in Chicago in Febru- 
ary. He has also been elected to be a dis- 
cussion leader at the National Conference 
of Student Councils to be held in Janes- 
ville. Wis., in June. "When not busy play- 
ing basketball or tennis, riding horses or 
swimming, or organizing a summer camp for 
approximately 150 youngsters. Rusty has been 
able to find' time to serve as president of 
his sophomore and junior classes, be treasurer 
of the Carolinas District of Key Club Inter- 
national, win the Gold Palm and God and 
Countrs' Scout awards, and aid in the draft 
of an honor code for Page High School." 



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'40 



Next reunion in 1962 



Elizabeth Liles to Maj. Cecil 
Mangin Peacock, Februan,- 20, Kinston. Maj. 
Peacock is an alumnus of the University of 
Florida and of Stetson University. He is 
stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force 
Base. 

Mary Barker (Pellerier) Bell, li\es in 
Oswego, Oregon, where her husband is a 



Helen (Howerton) Lineberry, 

mother of five children, was selected first- 
place winner in the third annua] fashion- 
sewing contest sponsored by District 7, North 
Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs, in 
Greensboro. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Allan T. Powell 
(Dorothy Marks), a second child, a son, 
Chris, July 3, Ahoskie. Their older son, 
Whit, is 5. 

Margaret (Maynard) Austin has moved 
from Greensboro to 110 Landsdowne Drive, 
N.W., Atlanta, Ga. 

Catherine (Stanton) Lewis' husband, a 
major in the U. S. Air Force, is stationed 
at Loring Air Force Base, Maine, where 
they are living. 

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'41 



Betty (Lippman) Fluck writes 
from her home in Poughkeepsie, N. Y.: 
"After ten years and three boys, I am back 
teaching physical education for a semester. 
This time 1 am at Vassar College." 

Matrena (Loekhart) Finn is the new presi- 
dent of the Guilford County Dental Auxiliary 
in Greensboro. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Lloyd Mc- 
Gee (Louise White), a son, James Lloyd, 
Jr., December 31, Winston-Salem. 



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Jean Bertram to Hugh Fred- 
erick Cox, Februan' 6, Palo Alto, Calif. Jean 
is working toward a doctorate in speech and 
drariia at Stanford Universit\'. Mr. Cox is 
an educator in the Palo Alto City Schools. 
At home 1357 Jenevein Avenue, San Bruno, 
Calif. 

Zabelle (Corwin) Norwood is a housewife 
and mother, 231 Flemington Road, Chapel 
Hill. 

Katherine (Hawes) King lives in Green- 
ville. Her husband is a retired Naval Com- 
mander. The Kings have three boys and one 
girl. 

Marion Kuhn lives at 140 East 63rd 
Street, New York 21, N. Y. 

Marj' White Thompson is working toward 
her Ph. D. in Physical Education at the 
State University of Iowa, Iowa City. 

After several vears of foreign tra\-el and 
residence, Jaeksie (Walsei) Plambeck is 
hnmem-'king at 306 Churchill Road, Mc- 
Lean, Va. 



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Next reunion in 1960 



Peggy (Lincoln) Bates has 

moved from Normal, 111, to 106 Stockton 
Blvd.. Sea Girt, N. J. 

Dorothy (Odum) Richardson's husband is 
manager of First Citizens Bank and Trust 
Company, Fort Bragg. They live at 316 \'al- 
ley Road, Fayetteville. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd E. Jeff coat 
(Sarah Holt Therrell), a daughter, Barbara 
NIcade, December 10, 1959, Burlington. 
"After being married since June, 1943, this 
rcalh is news!" 



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Next reunion in 1960 



lorn to Mr. and Mrs. \\'alter 
Kenlan (Jean Dickey), a third daughter, Su- 
san Elizabeth, March 1, St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence S. Plonk, 
Jr. (Julia Pollock), a sixth child, fifth son, 
Richard Sloan, January 18, Kings Mountain. 



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Next reunion in 1960 



Imia (Estes) Magner, husband 
Tim, and their three children now li\e 
at 411 South Pugh Street, State College, 
Pa. Tom is professor of Russian at nearby 
Penn State University. 

Jean Rosenast and her father are making 
their home at 330 Cliff Drive, Laguna 
Beach, Calif. 

Sarah (Sherrill) Dudley lives at 2004 
Ruatan Street, Adelphi, Md. 

Celine (Thies) McGehee of Beeville, 
Texas, visited her mother, Coline (Austin) 
Thies '14, at Christmas. "Mother was a 
patient in the Charlotte Presbyterian Hos- 
pital and Blanche (Austin) Thies '09 and 
Blanche (Thies) Lenhart '44, were also pres- 
ent for our reunion. Mother is home from 
the hospital and is steadily improving!" 



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Next reunion in 1964 



Born to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel 
Onak (Emily Bower), a daughter, Mary 
Eileen, March 16, Houston, Texas. 

Edna Earle (Bullock) Cole's husband is in 
the lumber business in Southern Pines. They 
have two children. Chuck 7 and Lucinda 1. 

Edna (Flynn) Lane lives at 17 Pinehurst, 
Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Lanes have fi\'e chil- 
dren. Their youngest child, Joseph Ernest, 
III, was born May II, 1959. 

Martha (Hamby) Ross is homemaking at 
4550 Storkland Avenue, Columbia, S. C. 

Princie Maphet, who recei\'ed her master's 
degree from ^^'oman's College and worked 
in the Registrar's office here, is now teach- 
ing at Centenarv College for Women, 
Hackettstown, N. J. 



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Next reunion in 1964 

Ruth (Breazeale) Perrige of 
Bloomsburg. Pa., has four children. Dr. Per- 
rige is practicing surgery there. 

Marih-n Crawford teaches physical educa- 
tion at Madison College, Harrisonburg, \'a. 
She expects to receive her Ph. D. from the 
Universitv of Texas this vear. 



Elizabeth Morrison is an intern. National 
Library of Medicine, Washington, D. C. 

AUene (Wall) Hunter, mother of three 
daughters, is an assistant professor of home 
economics at Greensboro College. Her hus- 
band is a social studies teacher at Bessemer 
High School. 



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Next reunion in 1964 



Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. H. 
Strandberg, Jr. (Betsy BuIIuck), a son, Joseph 
Buckley, March 21, Rocky Mount. Jose- 
phine (Jenkins) Bulluck '23 is the maternal 
grandmother. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alan W. Cone 
(Emily Bundy), a son, March 5, Greensboro. 

Martyvonne Dehoney is an art instructor 
at Jersey City State College. She is working 
toward a doctorate in art education at 
Teachers College, Columbia University. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Portcrfield 
(Jean R. Ferguson), a son, David Roney, 
August 19, Burlingon. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. Knott Proctor, 
Jr. (EUzabeth Kittrell), a second son, Thomas 
i^inton, February 11, Greenville. Elizabeth 
(Hinton) Kittrell '19 is the proud maternal 
grandmother. 

Angle (Thompson) Ensign was among 
those chosen for membership in Greensboro's 
Junior League this year. 

Mary Kathryn (Waldrup) Bellairs is 
homemaking in Nashville, Tenn. 



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Next reunion in 1963 



Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carson 
H. Grantham (Mary Jane Brooks), a son, 
Februan' 29, Greensboro. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Stout 
(Amelia Cloninger), a girl, Marlen, Decem- 
ber 30, 1959, Greensboro. The Stouts other 
children are: Fred 8 and Amry 6. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Woodward, 
111 (Ann Forbes), a fifth child, a daughter, 
Marion Hope, October 21, Hampton, Va. 

Helene (Jacobs) Blanstein lives at 305 
Brookside, Bryan, Texas. They have a son, 
born last September. 

Eleanor (Keeter) Geer is a homemaker 
at 35 Greenville Street, Abbeville, S. C. 

Jean Pyatt teaches in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Dorothy Spangler is teaching in the De- 
partment of Physical Education, Duke Uni- 
versity, Durham. 

Eleanor Sue Keeter to Charles Madison 
Geer, Jr., January 16, Charlotte. Charles 
graduated from Georgia Tech, and received 
his master's degree from Harvard Business 
School. He is employed by Burlington In- 
dustries in Greenville, S. C. At home, Ab- 
beville, S. C. 



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I960 



Born to Mr. and Mrs. \\'i\- 
liam Hugh Craft (Joanne Brantley), a fourth 
child, a daughter, Julie Russell, Janviary 12, 
Greensboro. 

Nancy Greenlee's address has changed to 
7106 Park Dri\c, Newport News, Va. 

Anne (Grinnells) Grow has moved to 69 
Seymour Avenue, Darien, Conn. 



Mildred (Kyzer) Carter was named Albe- 
marle's Junior Cluljwonian of the year for 
1959. \lildrcd teaches business education in 
Albemarle's Senior High School and is a 
former president of the South Piedmont 
District of the North Carolina Education 
Association. She is a Sunday School teacher, 
secretary of the Stanly Community Council 
and faculty adviser for the Senior High 
annual. She is chairman of the Education 
and Fine Arts Committee of the Junior 
Woman's Club. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Smetana 
(Adelaide Sigmon), a son, Paul Howard, De- 
cember 31, 1959, Oltadena, Calif. Their other 
children are; Dan 6, Martha 3'/2, and An- 
drew 2'/2. 

Marie Shaw is assistant to the Sales Man- 
ager, School Department, McGraw-Hill Book 
Company in New York. She lives at 3 Monroe 
Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Ann (Wagner) Geils has mo\ed from 
Summit to 7 Lincoln Road, Ramsey, N. J. 



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Next reunion in 1961 



Patricia (Ashley) Stor\- expects 
to be in Germany for two more years. Her 
address is: c/o Caot. Stratton R. Story, 
073054, Second General Hospital, APO 180, 
New York, N. Y. The Storys have three 
children. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Owen V. Braun 
(Rosemary Barber), a son, Dennis, October 
22, 1959, Atlanta, Ga. 

Nancy (Bogart) Kabrich is a new member 
of the Greensboro Junior League. 

Penelope (Bogart) Rodman lives at 1206 
North Oak Street, Arlington, "Va. Penny 
says that they added their second "wee-one" 
to the family last year. 

Carol (Byrd) Sellars, second vice presi- 
dent of the Greensboro Council of Garden 
Clubs, arranged for a gardeners clinic which 
took place in March. 

Nadia (Daughtridge) Coble has mo\ed to 
59 Canoe Brook Parkway, Summit, N. J. 
She has a son and a daughter. 

Jane Lee (Eddy) Biggers' husband is on 
the football coaching staff at the University 
of South Carolina, Columbia, S. C. Jane is 
a homemaker and mother of one daughter. 

Mary Grace Grady lives at 2140 North 
Drive, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Elizabeth (Harding) Moss lives at 4611 
Arcadia Road, Columbia, S. C. The family 
consists of three girls, one 3 years and twins 
2 years old. 

Doris (Lyerly) Buchanan is a homemaker 
in Williamsburg, Va. They ha\e three chil- 
dren, two girls and a son. Mr. Buchanan 
is an architect for Colonial Williamsburg. 

Joanne (McLean) Fortune sent the fol- 
lowing new address: 7369-B West North 
A\enue, River Forest, 111. 

Eleanor Smith to Dr. Joseph McGraw 
James, Februarv 13, Kinston. Eleanor is the 
daughter of Eleanor (Hill) Smith '23. Dr. 
James was graduated from the LIni\ersit\- of 
North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and from 
Duke University Medical School, Durham. 
He served two >ears as a captain in the U. S. 
Air Force and is now serving a residenc\- 
in the Department of Radiology at Duke 
Hospital. At home, Durham. 



april 1960 



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Next reunion in 1962 



Joyce (Biggs) Satterfield lives at 
951 S. Mission Road, Wichita 7, Kansas. 

Coleen (Brock) Fokes, 5050 3rd A\-enue, 
West, Bradenton, Fla., has one child. Her hus- 
band is a certified public accountant. 

Bett>' BuUard, teacher of Distributive Edu- 
cation at Lee H. Edwards High School, 
.\she\ille. was named secretary of the Class- 
room Teachers at the N.C.E.A. meeting 
held in Asheville in March. 

Margie (Harding) Gravitte works in the 
Personnel Department, First National & 
Merchants Bank, Richmond, Va. 

Janet (Linker) Mitchell's husband is an 
architect, and they live at 2575 Palisade 
Avenue, Riverdale 65, N. Y. 

Barbara (Maughan) Eisele's husband is 
district manager out of Detroit, Mich., for 
Celanese Plastics Co. They have been living 
in Indiana, but expected to nio\'e in April 
to 28605 Kendallwood Drive, Farmington, 
Mich. They have four children, Vickie 5, 
Billy 3, Cindy 2, and James Scott, born 
F'ebruar^' 26. 

Katherine (Miller) Morseberger's husband 
is an assistant professor, English Depart- 
ment, University of Utah. Thev live at 78 N. 
First Street, East, Logan, Utah. 

Josephine (Mundy) Hill is the mother of 
two girls and one boy. The Hills live at 
32570 Hearthstone Road, Farmington, Mich. 

Mildred Phillips teaches sixth grade at 
Chantilly School, Charlotte. 

Bobbie Lee (Potts) Ashley does secretarial 
work for Electro Air of Florida, Inc., Winter 
Park, Fla. Tliey live at 5235 Van Aken 
Drive, Orlando, Fla. 

Jean Satterthwaite is Mrs. Irvin Faust, 
435 Riverside Drive, New York 27, N. Y. 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. James E. Biggs. Jr. 
(EUen Shuford), a son, June, 1959, David 
James Biggs, Hickory-. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harn,' James Archer, 
III (Janice Smith), a son, Harry James, III 
January 12, Farmville. 

Nancy Sue (Witherspoon) Welehans' hus- 
band is an associate professor in the Depart- 
ment of Fine Arts, Northeast Louisiana 
State Cohege. They have a daughter 2Vi 
and a son 6 months old. They live at 414 
Whitfield Drive, Natchitoches, La. 

Edna Earle (Wolfe) Williford lives at 
1051 Sunset Drive, Asheboro. Her husband 
practices medicine there. They have a little 
girl. 



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Next reunion in 1963 



Ann Marie Abemathy is recrea- 
tional therapist, Dorothea Dix Hospital, 
Raleigh. 

Mary (Arrowood) Hopson lives at 1016 
Donnington Circle, Towson 4, Md. 

Marjorie Perkins Brown is now Mrs. David 
M. Lindsav, Route 1, Box 580, Morehead 
City. 

Marjorie (Cagle) Young is a homemaker 
at 1739A N. Decatur Road. N.E., Atlanta, 
Ga, 



Patricia Carpenter is Mrs. Erwin M. Dreis- 
onstok, Guatemala Cit)- — FSR, Department 
of State, Washington 25, D. C. 

Billie Jo (Ervin) Roberts lives at 2021 
Helen Drive, Gastonia. 

Julia (Gibbs) Morrison is a homemaker 
in Statesville. 

Lucille (Gills) Shaw is a homemaker at 
2039 Stratford Road, South Charleston, W. 
Va. Jler husband is connected with In- 
dustrial Relations Union Carbide Chemicals 
Corp. They have two daughters, four and 
two years old. 

Carolyn (Haden) May and her family, in- 
cluding two little girls, have just mox-ed to 
24 I\anhoe A\enue, Asheville, from Chapel 
Hill. 

Helen (Hall) Shelton is the mother of 
two children, Julia 2, and W. W ., 5rd, 6 
months. Helen is a homemaker and teacher 
of art in Henderson, where her husband 
practices internal medicine. 

Dorothy (Harris) Lewis is a homemaker at 
1600 Emerywood Drive, Charlotte. They 
have a son, James T., Jr. 

Barbara Ann Howell teaches a second 
grade in Charlotte. 

Barbara (Little) Franklin lives at 526 For- 
est Hills Blvd., Ormond Beach, Fla. TTie 
Franklins have two little girls. 

Ruth (Sevier) Foster has mo\ed from Co- 
lumbia, Ga., to 84 Edwin Place, Asheville. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Riddick Revelle 
(GiUie Shaw), a son, Charles Riddick, Janu- 
ary 18, Fayetteville. 

Zita (Spector) Desenbery is a homemaker 
at 626 Santa Monica, Corpus Christi, Texas. 
She is the mother of two children. Zita 
says she would like to hear from classmates. 

M. A. Arnold, Jr., husband of Fay (Syl- 
vester) Arnold, has been named to the Ad- 
visory Cqmmitee, Industrial Experimental 
Program of the School of Engineering, North 
Carolina State College. He is Vice President 
of the Arnold Stone Company of Greens- 
boro; President of the Arnold Vault Com- 
pany and Secretary' of the F and A Labora- 
tories, Inc., both of Greensboro. 

Jane (Thompson) Gates is teaching at the 
Lomona Elementarv School in Jacksonville, 
Fla, 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. ^^^ M. Radford 
(BetHe Townsend), a son, Jeffrey Alexander, 
January 12, Fayetteville. 



whoops 



BECAUSE of the special supplement 
in this issue of THE NEWS, we are 
unable to include all of the news notes 
which have accumulated since the Jan- 
uary issue. 

Members of the classes of 1954, 
1955, 1956, 1957, 1858, and 1959 will 
ha\e a double portion of news notes in 
the July issue. 



m memonam 

Alice (CoUett) Walton 1897x 

Elizabeth (Dail) Boyd 199x 

Eula Todd 1899 

Estelle (Sparks) Williams 1899x 

Johnsie (Wall) Ledbetter 1901x 

Maragaret Jarvis 1903x 

Mary Ward 1903 

Mary Langdon (Ayer) Kagey 1904C 

Selma Webb 1904x 

Flora (Thornton) Archer 1907 

Rena (Bingham) Lassiter 1908x 

Eulala (Blevins) Johnson 191 Ox 

Frances (Broadfoot) ClaypKwle 1911 

Velma (Bostian) Covington 191 5x 

Vivian Scarborough 1915x 

Lyda (Nichols) Knight 1918C 

Clara Belle (Stiles) New 1919x 

Veva (Tucker) Renfrew 1919 

AUeine Hicks 1920 

Fannie (Carmon) Snipes 1923 

Marion (Piatt) Bruton 1925 

Sarah Todd Jamieson 1926 

Cammie (Vaughan) Wade 1927x 

Camilla (Powell) Moffitt 1928C 

Kindley (Davis) Goodwin 1934x 

Mausleat (Garrard) Weatherspoon 

Jeannette Carson 1937C 



sympathy 



Miriam MacFadyen '00, in the death of 
her nephew. Dr. MacFadyen, in Februan,-. 

Fearle (Bosrian) Rowe, Com. 01, in the 
death of her husband, Dr. Gilbert Theo- 
dore Rowe, February 10, Durham. 



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the alumnae news 



Leola (Stevens) Singletary, class of '10, in 
the death of her husband, Snowdcn Single- 
tary, March 1, Clarkton. 

Jane Summerell '10 and Frances (Suni- 
merell) Stickney '16, in the death of their 
brother, J. N. Summerell, February 1 5, Gas- 
tonia. 

Irene (Blake) Estes, class of '11, in the 
death of her husband, Hugh P. Estes, April 
4, Fayetteville. 

Odie (Crowder) Harris, class of '13, in the 
death of her sister, Mrs. Man'in Crowder 
Glenn, March 15, Roxboro. 

Sudie (Landon) Alford '14, in the death 
of her husband, John R. Alford, March, 
1960, in Henderson, Texas. 

Savannah (Blevins) Smoak, class of '16, 
and Clara (Blevins) Madin, class of '23, in 
the death of their sister, Eulala (Blevins) 
Johnson, class of '10, March 23, Sparta. 

Claire (Henley) Atkisson '16, in the death 
of her mother, Mrs. Mattie Foust Henley, 
Greensboro. Mrs. Henley was the sister of 
the late Dr. Julius 1. Foust. 

Frances (Howard) Cox '17, in the death 
of her brother, William Edmund Howard, 
January 12, Goldsboro. 

Blanche (Keiger) Whitfield, Com. 19, in 
the death of her husband, C. Waverly Whit- 
field, in Greensboro. 

Glenna Juanita (Floyd) Lassiter, class of 
'20, in the death of her husband, Joseph R. 
Lassiter, January 22, in a Greensboro hos- 
pital. 

Stella (Henley) Smith, Com. '20, and Inez 
(Henley) De Lapp, Com. '29, in the death 
of their father, C. Harris Henley, March 13, 
Lexington. 

Marguerite (Jenkins) Morrow '20, in the 
death of her husband, J. C. Morrow, Jr. in 
January, Hendersonville. 

Bess Siceloff '21, in the death of her 
sister, Maggie Eliza Siceloff, February 19, 
High Point. 

Helen (Ferree) Hall, class of '23, and 
Mary Ferree, Com. '30, in the death of 
their father and brother, John Randleman 
Ferree, February 6, Danville, Va. 

Josephine (Piatt) Tehart '23, in the death 
of her sister Marion (Piatt) Bruton '25, in 
February, Raleigh. 

Pearl (Taylor) Irvin '23, and Mary Eliza- 
beth (Sampson) Irvin '53, in the death of 
their husband and father-in-law, Charles W. 
Irvin, Sr., January 25, Greensboro. 

Grizelle (Moore) Stout, class of '24, and 
Jane (Greer) Stout, Com. '37, in the death 
of their mother-in-law, Mrs. M. D. Stout, 
Sr., February 11, Greensboro. 

Miriam (Baggett) Rigby, class of '25, Han- 
nah (Huske) Baggett '39, and Henry (Bag- 
gett) Moses '55, in the death of their mother. 



mother-in-law, and grandmother, Mrs. John 
Robert Baggett, January 24, Lillington. 

Katherine Buie '25, and Margaret Mary 
(Buie) Williams, class of '29, in the death of 
their brother, Charles G. Buie, February 
29, Chapel Hill. 

Mary Frances (Landreth) Cox '28, and 
Martha (Landreth) Nolan, class of '38, in 
the death of their brother and father, Edgar 
D. Landreth, February 21, Durham. 

Margaret (McConnell) Holt '30, in the 
death of her father-in-law, Seymour S. Holt, 
February 27, Graham. 

Clara (Respess) Tew '30, in the death of 
her father-in-law, Oscar S. Tew, April 4, 
Goldsboro. 

Helen (Hight) Davis '31, in the death of 
her father-in-law, Sam W. Davis, Sr., Febru- 
ary 29, Greensboro. 

Edris (Morrow) Culp '31 and Wilmer 
Morrow '33, in the death of their mother, 
Mrs. Pattie Pollard Morrow, February 8, 
South Boston, Va. 

Mary Angley '33, in the death of her 
father, Henry Lytle Angley, March 8, Le- 
noir. 

Jewel (Rainey) Stevens '33, in the death of 
her father, Benjamin Wesley Rainey, Febru- 
ary 18, Greensboro. 

Wilna (Shinn) York '33 and Malvena 
(Shinn) Sheppard '43, in the death of their 
father, George Isaac Shinn, February 6, 
Landis. 

Frances (Claypoole) Royster '35 and Mary 
Norcott (Broadfoot) Pemberton, class of '07, 
in the death of their mother and sister, 
Frances Bryan (Broadfoot) Claypoole 'II, 
during February, in a Chapel Hill hospital. 

Elizabeth Bitting '36, in the death of her 
father. Dr. Numa D. Bitting, January 18, 
Durham. 

Elise (Monroe) Hendrix '36, in the death 
of her father, Baxter C. Monroe, March 17, 
Rocky Mount. 

Elizabeth (Link) Russell '38, in the death 
of her father-in-law. Dr. Charles Richard 
Russell, February 29, Granite Falls. 

Mary Jane (Mims) Nisbet '39, in the 
death of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Velma 
Chears Nisbet, January 17, Greensboro. 

Marion (Okell) Murich '40, in the death 
of a 12-year-old daughter, October, 1959, 
Pittsford, N. Y. 

Eleanor (Cashwell) Laws '41 and Wanna 
Faye (Laws) Murphy '52, in the death of 
their husband and brother, Oscar B. Laws, 
February 5, New York City. 

Jean (Garber) Hinson, Com. '43, in the 
death of her father, Edgar Clyde Garber, 
February 14, Greensboro. 

Catherine (Taylor) Dickson '44 and Julia 
(Taylor) Morton '45, in the death of their 



father. Dr. Wesley Taylor, January 11, 
Greensboro. 

Rosalie (Watson) Powell '44, in the death 
of her sister-in-law, Camilla (Powell) Moffitt, 
Com. '28, January 18, Lexington. 

Catherine (Austell) Dearstyne '45, in the 
death of her father-in-law. Prof. Roy Styring 
Dearstyne, February 27, Raleigh. 

Henriette (Manget) Neal '45 and Martha 
(Manget) Kershaw, class of '39, in the death 
of their father, Paul Garnet Manget, in a 
Durham hospital on February 23. 

Laurene (Renfrew) Harn '45, in the death 
of her mother, Veva (Tucker) Renfrow '19, 
Lucama. 

Jane (Boyles) Clemmons, Com. '46, and 
Mel (Alexander) Clemmons, class of '47, in 
the death of their mother-in-law, Mrs, L. 
Bryan Clemmons, in February, Greensboro. 

Susie (Robbins) Mowbray '46, in the death 
of her father, John Daniel Robbins, April 4, 
Rocky Mount. 

Dorothy (Flowe) Kriney '48, Betty (Flowe) 
Hale '49, and Nancy (Flowe) Dunn '57, in 
the death of their Father, Harvey Conner 
Flowe, March 1, Asheville. 

Mary (Ivey) Nichols '48, in the death of 
her father, C. Rex Ivey, January 12, Burling- 
ton. 

Mary Lucille (Mills) Causey, class of '49 
in the death of her father, Ralph A. Mills, 
Sr., Raleigh, January. 

Allene (Neal) Self '50, in the death of her 
husband, Howard Glenn Self, March II, 
Greensboro. 

Josephine (Hunter) Deem '53, in the death 
of her infant son, Lewis Ledbetter, January 
30, Fayetteville. 

Lewis Robert Grogan, '54ME, acting reg- 
istrar at Woman's College, in the death of 
his mother, Mrs. Evvie Smithy Grogan, 
March 3, Reidsville. 

Mary (Taylor) Dicks '55 ME, in the death 
of her husband, Hobard McKinley Dicks, 
March 15, Greensboro. 

Marietta (Allen) Mason '56, in the death 
of her father, Joseph T. Allen. February 
1 5, Greensboro. 

Elizabeth (Robertson) Plummer, class of 
'56, in the death of her father, Jimmy Rob- 
ertson, February 8, Greensboro. 

Frances Snipes, class of '58, in the death 
of her mother. Fannie (Carmon) Snipes '23, 
March 25, Fayetteville. 

Patricia Madry '59, in the death of her 
father, J. Thurman Madry, January 21, Scot- 
land Neck. 

Jacquelyn Hendrix '60, in the death of 
her father. James Roberson Hendrix, Jan- 
uary 3, Greensboro. 



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1st through 31st 
Elliott Hall Exhibitions 
Galleries: Thesis works 
Legislature: Francis Hamabe 







5th through 3Ist 
Annual Student Exhibit 
Weatherspoon Art Gallery 




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5th at 8:30 p.m. 

North Carolina Symphony 

Aycock Auditorium 




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6th at 8:00 p.m. 
Madrigal Singers Concert 
Stone Auditorium 


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THE DAY 

iJepartment of Physical Education 

Coleman Gvnmasium 






llth at 8:00 p.m. 
Wade R. Brown Recital 
Robert Darnell, pianist 
Brown Building 


April 

23rd at 9:00 a.m. 

Mary Eliza Spicer Scholarship 

Examination 


13th and 14th at 8:00 p.m. 
Opera Workshop 
School of Music 
Stone Auditorium 


27th at 8:30 p.m. 
Theatre of Woman's College 
Shelley Berman, comedian 
Aycock Auditorium 


15th at 4:30 
Coffee Concert 
Brown Building 

20th 
Reading Day 

21st through 27th 
Final Examinations 


29th at 3:00 and 7:30 
30th at 2:00 and 3:30 
Theatre of Woman's College 
'*AIaddin and the Wonderful Lamp" 



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Summer School Registration 
Graduates (8th and 9th) 
Undergraduates {9th) 



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27th 

at 10:30 a.m. in Elliott Hall 

Commercial Commencement 
from 4-10 p.m. in Alumnae House 

Alumnae Registration 
at 7:30 in Alumnae House 

Alumnae Board Meeting 
from 8-10 p.m. in Alumnae House 

Coffee Hour 



28th 

at 8:30 a.m. in Alumnae House 

Registration continues 
at 10:00 in Elliott Hall 

Alumnae Meeting 
at noon in Coleman Cymnasium 

Reunion Luncheon 
at 3:30 on Front Campus 

Class Day 
at 4:30 on Elliott Hall Terrace 

Chancellor's Reception 
at 6:00 in Elliott Hall 

Alumnae Supper 
at 8:30 in Aycock Auditorium 

Orchestra Concert 
at 9:00 in Elliott Hall 

Senior Ball 



29th at 3:00 p.m. 
Graduating Exercises 
Greensboro Memorial Coliseum 



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